5 Sep 2018 | John McGarrity
Nigeria has signed a provisional deal with China to develop biofuels so that Africa's most populous nation can improve its...
1 Sep 2018 | John McGarrity
Indonesia's exports of unblended biodiesel for 2018 are seen at around 1 million tonnes, up from around 300,000 tonnes in ...
24 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Indonesia’s biodiesel output will recover slightly to 3.9 billion litres this year as domestic demand in Asia’s largest producer...
10 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
At least 12 biofuels plants have been planned in India, the country’s prime minister Najendra Modi said on 10 August as part of the country’s bid to triple production of bio-based alternatives to gasoline and diesel, and cut its oil import 120 billion rupees ($1.74 billion).  
3 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Indonesia plans to make the use of biodiesel-blended fuels compulsory from 1 September in a bid to  shore up the...
27 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Canada’s government has delayed the publication of regulations for its Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) so it can carry out analysis of how carbon intensive biofuels are compared with the conventional fuels they are intended to replace, a move that investors say will heighten uncertainty.
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Alberta, Canada’s biggest oil producing province, is attempting to become a hub for aviation biofuels by offering development funding for the sector and other cleaner technologies.
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Malaysia has raised its biodiesel mandate for the second half of 2019 to 10% from the current 7%, part of moves to...
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
A major study on the impact of palm oil on deforestation and biodiversity has warned a move away from its use would mean that other environmentally-damaging vegetable oils would need to fill the gap, with potentially serious environmental consequences for countries in Africa and Latin America.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Talks on the UN aviation agency ICAO’s greenhouse gas reduction scheme may fail to agree guidelines on the use of biofuels and carbon offsets next week, prolonging uncertainty for fuels suppliers who are looking for clearer investment signals to emerge.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Palm oil producers in south-east Asia will have limited scope to find replacement markets after the EU begins a likely phase-down of the commodity’s use in biofuels after 2023, mainly because China and India are keen to protect domestic farmers.
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
EU institutions have agreed to cap the use of crop-based biofuels at 7%, set a 14% threshold for renewable fuels and will gradually phase out most palm oil and some imported soy by 2030.
11 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
French farmers began a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots on 10 June as they protest the use by energy major Total of imported palm oil at its new La Mède biodiesel plant near Marseilles.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian oil and gas company Eni has started collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees, which the company says will be converted into advanced biofuels at its Porto Marghera biorefinery.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
European countries look set to back a deal later this month on the use of biofuels and offset credits to reduce emissions from aircraft, despite concerns that already compromised environmental criteria will be weakened still further during the final stage of negotiations.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
EU lawmakers are considering how to respond to a EU Presidency proposal to cap imports of palm oil at 2017 levels...
4 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Total, one of Europe’s producers of biodiesel, faces the prospect that its flagship La Mède biofuel refinery in southern France will be blockaded later this month in protest at the company’s use of palm oil.
1 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
MEPs will meet next week to discuss the EU Council’s compromise proposal to accept a higher cap on crop-based biofuels in return for a higher overall renewable energy target or to have a lower overall target and threshold on edible fuel crops such as corn and wheat.
25 May 2018 | John McGarrity
EU governments are being urged by hundreds of Indonesian civil society organisations to back the European Parliament's...
18 May 2018 | John McGarrity
A meeting of EU legislators this week made little headway on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, heightening the prospect that agreement on key elements of the file won’t emerge for several months, prolonging uncertainty for the biofuels sector.
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